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019 Every Person Has a Name

Meeting place: the main entrance to the cemetery on Churchill Blvd., Mount Scopus

An hourlong tour of the British cemetery on Mount Scopus, which is one of the first military cemeteries in the world where the dead had their names inscribed on the headstones. The tour will be led by the tour guide, Avi Bledi, who will trace the history of military burials around the world and talk about the formation of the Imperial War Graves Commission and the architectural design that is characteristic of British cemeteries, whether in Dieppe in France or Yangon in Myanmar. 

In addition, Bledi will explain why Germans are also buried at the cemetery, how New Zealand’s rugby team has a connection with the cemetery, and how the symbol of fascism made its way to the headstones of soldiers who died in World War I.

Reservations not required

Open tour. Reservations not required.

Reservations not required
Saturday, 20.11, 11:00

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